Powers Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-5
Latitude 57.76466
Longitude -133.51207
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Location and accuracy Powers Creek has been intermittently mined for placer gold from 1869 to at least 1950 and has probably produced small amounts of gold. There is no record of where the mining took place and the site is arbitrarily plotted about 0.4 mile above the mouth of the creek, near the middle of the E1/2 section 25, T. 47 S., R. 73 E.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Powers Creek has been intermittently mined for placer gold from 1869 to at least 1950 and has probably produced small amounts of gold (Spencer, 1906; Kimble and others, 1984). There is no record of where the mining took place or how much gold was produced, and there is little evidence of workings along the creek. The total production was probably very small.
Geologic map unit (-133.51379183701, 57.7643255156102)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Probably Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Placer gold has been mined intermittently from Powers Creek from 1869 to at least 1950. The location of the mining is uncertain.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes There is no record of the amount of gold produced from Powers Creek but it is probably small.

Additional comments

The mine is in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness Area which is closed to mineral exploration and mining.

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